Threatening and compassionate

Danny Trejo, a figure in the seventh art, without hesitation, is also a leading advisor to overcoming drug addiction and a par excellence activist. Cinema, yes, makes people better. But it is not often that within their inner veils, full of banalities and miseries, many manage to get out angry, projecting modest and prestos, against wind and tide, to improve the human condition. […]


Covid Year Notes (1)

The magazine Palabra Nueva wanted to share the expressions of a group of diverse voices to offer to its readers as a sample of the personal and collective experiences that have been lived in this peculiar and amazing leap year, this twenty-twenty become quarent. Under the title “Notes of the Year of the Covid”, the new series opens up space for chronicle, interview, poetry… in short, to genders where the saying of women, men, young people, children and the elderly will rest. An entrepreneur, a plastic artist, a housewife, a mother, a son… He will also say a bishop and an evangelist. An emigration, a doctor… Everyone will tell how their days have elapsed, how they have faced the challenges, and what reading they make of what happened. Angel Alonso Blanco, Cuban visual artist, art critic and editor, is the first to communicate his experience. […]


Master Walfredo Piñera

If there was consensus among the heterogeneous group of filmmakers that made up the International Catholic Film Office (OCIC, now part of Signis) in the mid-1990s, it was to call Walfredo Piñera a teacher. He came from walking long and tortuous paths, always loyal to his compass: he had long been the dean of film criticism in Cuba, with unalterable Christian faith. Be this text, a well-deserved tribute to him and his work, ninety years after his birth. […]


We don’t repeat missions

The film The Old Guard (2020) seems, in its early days, a policeman and suddenly reveals itself as what it really is: a superhero adventure. Although sailing off its territory, director Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love and Basketball, The Secret Life of Bees, Behind the Lights…), comes out of this start which, it seems, will have continuity. With the screenplay by Greg Rucka, the film is based on the comic of the same name, whose authors are Rucka and illustrator Leandro Fernández. Among others, it stars Charlize Theron, Kiki Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Luca Marinelli, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Marwan Kenzari. […]


Auxiliary Bishops of Havana (v part)

The series on the auxiliary bishops of Havana brings us closer today to Msgr. Salvador Riverón Cortina. According to the author, his appointment, on 24 April 1999 by Pope John Paul II, was the best choice and help that Archbishop Jaime Ortega needed for those moments of pastoral overflow. […]


As the dawn arrives

The Covid-19 crisis has tested not only the health systems of the affected countries, but also the different societies and states in the face of the two major problems posed: the health and functioning of the economy. Prioritizing the second over the former has deepened the crisis in some nations. In the case of Cuba, it has been favored by an effective health system articulated with the decisions of the government and the state, which have been clear that health is the most important thing, even if the economy is battered and suffers the onslating of border closures with its consequences for the entry of tourists, which is one of the few columns of that economy. On these and other notes goes this approach to the year of the Covid. […]